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The Old Nest Vacation Waterfront Home

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

You deserve the comfort of a 5-bedroom home within walking distance from town. You deserve one of the largest porches on Kelleys Island with a beautiful lakefront view.

The Old Nest has been in our family for over 100 years and we welcome our guests to share in our piece of heaven. When staying at The Old Nest, you have access to several nature trails on a private 9-acre estate as well as the convenience of being close to town and the Kelleys Island Ferry.

Resting on lakefront property, The Old Nest offers it's own waterfront access, exclusive of public beaches. To enjoy your vacation contact:

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kelleys Island in Erie County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible

Reviews

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(21 traveller reviews)

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The Old Nest Vacation Waterfront Home
average rating of 3.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Wonderful location great house on water front

  • 5 of 5

Great house with personality we were a family of 8 and had tons of room we had plenty of room to get away from each other if we wanted too fully equipped kitchen every thing we needed plenty of linens everything we needed soaps tp paper towels even a first aid kit all you need to bring are personal items owner great and responsive in reasonable time we will return

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

I want to start by sharing that I am an experienced traveller who has rented my own property and stayed in rentals across the globe, and I have never written a single negative review until now. The single greatest issue is the property owner's lack of professionalism and questionable ethics. Please note that I am not the only one with these concerns (see the review below, "Serious concerns against property owner/manager"). As such, I would not recommend this property to any friends or family looking for a trip to Kelley's Island.

For those looking for the full version of this story, there were a large group of ladies coming to Kelley's Island together. However, I had no intention of violating the rental agreement, so three separate accommodations were booked (The Old Nest being one of them [invoices for both other rentals to the owner]). The property was fair at best & required updates (examples: window in the bedroom I slept in did not stay latched to the exterior wall, & it banged so loudly agains the a/c unit in the window at night that I had to sleep on the floor of another room; the first floor doesn't have a/c at all & since were were there during a weekend filled with Mayflies people sleeping on this floor were extremely uncomfortable since they could not even open windows as the screen quality was so bad there would have been bugs everywhere; we had issues with some kitchen appliances & a toilet that was repaired by one of the guests several times over our stay). However, I had no intention of complaining about these issues, until I received a message from the owner (after inquiring about my security deposit), stating that there were too many guests & that I would not only be losing my security deposit, but she would be sending a bill for repairs to the porch.

Having rented myself, I understand & would also have been upset if there were too many guests at my home. However, I responded that this wasn't the case & that we actually went out of our way to take care of her property (examples: hosing down & sweeping the porch every morning, thoroughly cleaning the kitchen, repairing issues with the toilet, etc.). Yet, it our conversation my efforts to engage in a respectful dialogue about any issues were met with sarcasm.

In short, I do want to warn other travelers- this property owner will withhold your security deposit, even if you do nothing to violate your rental agreement. If you have any other options do not book this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is common practice to have one unfortunate renter each season and we expected to have your negatively expressed in words. Many islanders notified us of your over crowding. Again, broken front porch railing and excessive garbage which alone you should have been charged. We will continue to cherish our home and monitor against experiences such as yours.
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Family getaway and wedding guest home

  • 4 of 5

The best times were spent sitting on the porch and watching the world go by including the storm that came in from the west across the lake. The home is full of interesting, sometimes quirky, displays of history or collections. Tootie would have been an interesting person to meet. We had a blast as a family of 7. Think it would be comfortable for 10. We would definitely come back with our family. Owner seemed island laid back, but responsive to e-mails and helpful/kind.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Tale of two stories

  • 4 of 5

Wow, where do I start? Let's start with the positives. The home location is fantastic and everything advertised. As far as the property was concerned we were very pleased. It was a pleasure to meet Mr. Elfers whom was staying in the house behind us, his daughter owns the property. I would give the home a 5 star rating. Amanda (owner) was very kind and helpful from the time of booking to the day we arrived.

VRBO is beyond terrible. They double booked our reservation and attempted to blame us. We only received a portion of the money back from THEIR mistake even though the problem was corrected during the "100% refund FREE period" that VRBO advertises. VRBO customer service was a sad joke, they will steal your money and laugh in your face when you try to get it back. I knew that I would never see my deposit back after being scammed with a double booking. I had to pay our balance due directly to Amanda (owner) due to unexplained malfunctions with the VRBO payment site. Amanda assured me that I would get our deposit back, that was a month ago and still no deposit. You will have to fight for everything that should be an automatic courtesy. If you are looking to relax, do not book with VRBO, try to negotiate a deposit that you do not mind losing because you won't get it back no matter who promises you will. The weekend stay was relaxing, which is needed for the months of anxiety they provide before and after the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house to have my father's 70th birthday party and it was perfect! The house has a ton of character, and Amanda the owner was a delight to work with.

We had an amazing weekend with family, and plan to do it again next year!

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved our stay!!

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful house to rent and a great location on the island! The view off the front porch is stunning, we enjoyed the sunsets every night. This is a wonderful place to stay with family, we even were able to bring our dog for the trip. If you are a picky cook, I'd advise you to bring your own pans, because the kitchen had plenty of sauce pots, but nothing in the way of a fry pan. Or, do as we did, and walk over to the center of town, less than a quarter mile away, and dine at one of the restaurants.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kelleys Island, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Peak Season
1 May 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£839
for 2 nights
From
£419
£2,058
 
 
Nightly Rate
10 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
£2,097
for 5 nights
From
£419
£2,058
 
 
Peak Season
11 Sep 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£839
for 2 nights
From
£419
£2,058
 
 
Fall
9 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
£762
for 2 nights
From
£381
£1,906
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£839
for 2 nights
From
£419
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £228.72

Spring and Fall we offer weekend rentals. We rent weekly in July and most of August. If property not rented during the peak week season, we would offer weekends or few days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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